National American Indian Heritage Month, 2006, 64617-64618 [06-9061]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / Presidential Documents 64617 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8076 of October 30, 2006 National American Indian Heritage Month, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National American Indian Heritage Month, we honor the generations of American Indians and Alaska Natives who have added to the character of our Nation. This month is an opportunity to celebrate their many accomplishments and their rich ancestry and traditions. America is blessed by the character and strength of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and our citizens are grateful for the countless ways Native Americans have enriched our country and lifted the spirit of our Nation. We are especially grateful for the Native Americans who have served and continue to serve in our Nation’s military. These brave individuals have risked their lives to protect our citizens, defend our democracy, and spread the blessings of liberty to people around the world. My Administration is working to ensure that American Indians and Alaska Natives have access to all the opportunities of this great land. My fiscal year 2007 budget proposes more than $12.7 billion for government programs for Native Americans. Education is vital to ensuring all citizens reach their full potential, and my budget includes funding to help Native-American schools succeed and meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is providing education for approximately 46,000 American-Indian and Alaska-Native children. To help keep Native Americans safe, I have also proposed to increase law enforcement personnel and improve law enforcement facilities in American-Indian communities. My Administration will continue to work on a government-to-government basis with tribal governments, honor the principles of tribal sovereignty and the right to self-determination, and help ensure America remains a land of promise for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and all our citizens. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS4 NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2006 as National American Indian Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:18 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD2.SGM 02NOD2 64618 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. [FR Doc. 06–9061 Filed 11–1–06; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:18 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD2.SGM 02NOD2 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS4 Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 212 (Thursday, November 2, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 64617-64618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9061]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8076 of October 30, 2006

                
National American Indian Heritage Month, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National American Indian Heritage Month, we 
                honor the generations of American Indians and Alaska 
                Natives who have added to the character of our Nation. 
                This month is an opportunity to celebrate their many 
                accomplishments and their rich ancestry and traditions.

                America is blessed by the character and strength of 
                American Indians and Alaska Natives, and our citizens 
                are grateful for the countless ways Native Americans 
                have enriched our country and lifted the spirit of our 
                Nation. We are especially grateful for the Native 
                Americans who have served and continue to serve in our 
                Nation's military. These brave individuals have risked 
                their lives to protect our citizens, defend our 
                democracy, and spread the blessings of liberty to 
                people around the world.

                My Administration is working to ensure that American 
                Indians and Alaska Natives have access to all the 
                opportunities of this great land. My fiscal year 2007 
                budget proposes more than $12.7 billion for government 
                programs for Native Americans. Education is vital to 
                ensuring all citizens reach their full potential, and 
                my budget includes funding to help Native-American 
                schools succeed and meet the requirements of the No 
                Child Left Behind Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is 
                providing education for approximately 46,000 American-
                Indian and Alaska-Native children. To help keep Native 
                Americans safe, I have also proposed to increase law 
                enforcement personnel and improve law enforcement 
                facilities in American-Indian communities. My 
                Administration will continue to work on a government-
                to-government basis with tribal governments, honor the 
                principles of tribal sovereignty and the right to self-
                determination, and help ensure America remains a land 
                of promise for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and 
                all our citizens.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim November 2006 as National 
                American Indian Heritage Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate 
                programs and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-9061
Filed 11-1-06; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P